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31 March 2021
Article: Foreign Nationals in prison. Good practices and problems with regard to prison staff training in Spain and in Catalonia
This article builds on the preliminary results of B-ComPetent project regarding the good practices identified in different European countries with regard to the training needs of prison staff dealing with foreign inmates in their daily practice. The article, released by the Observatory on the Pe…
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18 March 2021
ARTICLE: The requisite of good mental health of prison staff provided for by art. 78 of part V of Rec (2006)2 of the Committee of Ministers: what about suicide among prisons officers?
This Paper, released by the University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli" in the framework of B-COMPETENT project, intends to address a specific issue arising from the national research carried on in Italy to assess the training needs of prison staff with regard to special needs and rights of…
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18 March 2021
ARTICLE: The balance between custodial and educational staff: an overview on how prison is meant to be in the Italian penitentiary system
This Paper, released by the University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli" in the framework of B-COMPETENT project, intends to address a specific issue arising from the national research carried on in Italy to assess the training needs of prison staff with regard to special need…
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16 March 2021
ARTICLE: The disproportion between the number of detained people and penitentiary staff: the “original sin” of the Italian penitentiary system
This Paper, released by the University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli" in the framework of B-COMPETENT project, intends to address a specific issue arising from the national research carried on in Italy to assess the training needs of prison staff with regard to special need…
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1 March 2021
Detention of Foreign Nationals: recommendations to policymakers for enhancing training programmes of civilian staff in prison
With regard to prisoners who are Foreign Nationals, the  European Prison Rules  and their updated revision of 1 July 2020 clearly state: "Staff who are to work with specific groups of prisoners - foreign nationals, women, juveniles or mentally ill prisoners, etc. - shall be…
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1 February 2021
Management of Foreign National Prisoners: an overview of good practices in 6 countries
The report, newly released by Avokati I Popullit within the EU-funded project B-COMPETENT, highlights best practices and weak spots in Albania, France, Greece, Italy, Montenegro and Spain Complemented by the training needs assessment of prison staff carried on by B-COMPETENT with regard to huma…
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16 December 2020
Human rights of Foreign National Prisoners: newly released report on training needs assessment of prison staff in 6 countries
The international report just released by the EU-funded project B-COMPETENT highlights weak spots, best practices and training needs of prison staff with regard to human rights protection in multi-ethnic penitentiary contexts.   The research, elaborated by the University of Barcelon…
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16 July 2020
New synergies between B-COMPETENT and other EU-funded projects in the field of prison staff education
Penitentiary systems are among the most complex systems in a society. Although ambitiously conceived, the B-COMPETENT project does not aspire to resolve all problems and satisfy all needs of a system as complex as that.  The development of safer and more inclusive prison communities will al…
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8 May 2020
Focus groups on prison staff training needs in Albania and Montenegro
Despite the COVID-19 outbreak and the impact of the pandemic in prisons, B-COMPETENT has never quit its research about prison staff training needs regarding human rights in penitentiary settings. Our project staff delivered 2 Focus Groups via ZOOM platform in Montenegro on 31st of March and 13th…
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